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Women have been driving change in the labor market, the workplace, and the home. But there are still key opportunities for continued growth

41% of women wish they had invested more of their money 1

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How wide is the earnings gap?

When looking at key stages of life like parenting and caregiving, women are far likelier to take time off their jobs than men. How does that translate financially?

$1,055,000 Cumulative lifetime earnings gap between men and women at retirement age 2

Based on earnings from ages 23 to 65. 3




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How confident are women about investing?

While women’s confidence in other financial matters is equal to or greater than men’s, investing is an opportunity for many women to expand their expertise and experience.

When it comes to managing investments, only about half (52%) of women say they are confident, compared to 68% of men. 4

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Where are women's financial priorities centered?

Financial priorities are ultimately about individual needs and goals. It's clear that women are seeking opportunities to link their investments to these priorities.

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77% of women say they see money in terms of what it can do for their families. 5

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1 Base: Women 18+ excluding NAs (select all that apply)

2 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics; TED: The Economics daily, Median usual weekly earnings of women and men who are full-time wage and salary workers, by age, 2016 annual averages. Age Wave Analysis.

3 Age Wave Estimate, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Number of Jobs, Labor Market Experience, and Earnings Growth: Results from A National Longitudinal Survey, 2017

4 Base: Women and men 18+ (percent agree)

5 U.S. Trust, Insights on Wealth and Worth, 2017

Age Wave and Merrill Lynch, Women & Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line, 2018

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